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Homemade Valentine's Day gifts for teachers

Sherri Kuhn writes about raising teenagers, the perils of a clean home, wistfulness over babies, and anything else that makes her laugh (or cry) in the years between changing diapers and wearing them. With a son just starting college and...

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Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your child’s teacher just how much you care. Cute cards with candy attached are great for classmates, but what can your child give the teacher?
Child with Valentine's gift

We found some cute and easy homemade Valentine’s Day gifts your child can make for his teacher this year — and show how much he cares.

Valentine’s Day is all about showing how much you care about the special people in your life. Who better to thank than your child’s teacher? Especially on Valentine’s Day, homemade gifts are a sweet way to say thank you and making the gift lets your child make it extra special.

Check out these tips for teacher gifts >>

Melted crayon art

Melted crayon art

Who doesn’t love the bright colors in a box of crayons? Turning them into a work of art for the classroom is a great Valentine’s Day gift idea for a teacher. Shatzi of Love and Laundry has a great idea and step-by-step directions for melted crayon art for a gift any teacher would love. Smaller kids can help line up the crayons in color order, while older kids can help glue them to the canvas. Visit her site and create a colorful gift for the teacher on your list.

Valentine votives

Valentine votives

Everyone enjoys the warm glow of candlelight. Your child’s favorite teacher will love these homemade Valentine’s Day votive holders by Danita of Homemade Serenity. She has great directions for this craft and photos on her site to help your child easily create these beautiful gifts with just a bit of help. You can make them in several different sizes and include a votive candle inside each one.

Crayon monogram

DIY Crayon Monogram

Going with the colorful crayon theme again, this adorable crayon monogram by Nicole of Chic & Cheap Nursery would be a great gift for a teacher. This project needs more adult assistance like for cutting the crayons to size but kids can still help with lining them up, gluing them and writing the special message to the teacher.

We have some fun kids' crafts for Valentine's Day >>

Stained glass hearts

Stained glass hearts

This stained glass hearts project by Jean of The Artful Parent is easy for kids to make with a bit of help. Jean gives step-by-step directions with photos and the results are beautiful. Make a whole string of these hearts or even a few more for a window decoration that’s sure to bring a smile to any teacher’s face. Make a few extra and decorate your own home for Valentine's Day too.

Glitter hearts

Glitter hanging heart

Love the hanging hearts idea but want to jazz them up with glitter? This hanging hearts project by Cindy of Skip to my Lou makes a beautifully glittering heart-within-a-heart that would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for a teacher. Some adult help is needed for the cutting, but the supplies are probably already handy and kids who love glitter will love this project. There may be a bit of messiness involved with this project, but the cute gift is worth it.

Seed paper cards

Seed paper hearts

This cute project combines the hearts and colors of Valentine’s Day with a lesson in plants and how they grow. Casey of Sesame Seed Designs has a great tutorial on how to make these seed paper hearts, complete with photos. She uses a small heart-shaped cookie cutter, but for a teacher, you could make a larger heart. Your child can choose the type of seeds to use and write a special note to his teacher to include.

Helping your child make a special Valentine’s Day gift for his or her teacher makes the day extra special for everyone. Choose one of these cute crafts and help your child make something to show how much he or she cares.

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